SSC CGL Exam 2017:

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training. Every year SSC conducts Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) for recruitment of eligible candidates to posts in various ministries/departments and organizations.

SSC CGL 2017 notification has been delayed by over 10 days. The notification was supposed to be out on March 11, 2017. SSC CGL is one of the most competitive examinations for government posts with lakhs of aspiring candidates applying every year.

Last year over 34,00,000 applicants registered for the SSC CGL tier 1 exam. Get complete details on SSC CGL 2017 application here (

Every year there are thousands of jobs positions that are filled. SSC CGL Exam 2017 vacancies would be released after the exam dates, if last year s notification pattern is followed. The recruitments for some of the posts are stated below.

The recruitments for some of the posts are stated below:

1. Inspectors of central excise and customs

2. Assistants in Ministries, Departments, attached and subordinate office of the Government of India

3. Inspector (Narcotics)

4. Auditor (C&AG, CGDA, CGA)

5. Compiler (Registrar General of India)

6. Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)

7. Preventive officers in Customs

8. Accountant/Junior Accountant

9. Assistant Audit officer

10. Inspector (Examiner CBEC)

11. Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)

12. Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)

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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria:

Age: They were some changes in theSS CGL eligibility which were made in 2016. SSC CGL 2017 eligibility is likely to follow the same pattern. For most posts, candidates need to between 18-27 years but might vary depending on some of the posts. For certain posts, the upper age limit is 30 and 32 years. The age limits are different for test takers from different categories.

An important announcement that was made by the commission in December 2015, keeping in view the schedule of SSC CGL 2017 available on the website of the Commission and the above DoPT s instructions was the crucial date for reckoning of age calculation for SSC CGL Exam 2017 would be 01.08.2017 and no change in this date would be made. This means, that a person s age needs to be over 18 and under 27 as on 1st August 2017 to be eligible for the posts with an 18-27 age eligibility range.

Minimum education eligibility criteria: The minimum eligibility criteria for SSC CGL exam is graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognized university. This is the only education requirement.

For certain specialized posts, the field of study of graduation will matter.

About the Exam:

The CGL consists of up to 4 selection rounds (called tiers). Each tier acts as an elimination round for the next one. For example, only those who clear the cut-offs of tier-I would be eligible to appear for the tier-II exam.


SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 2017 comprises of 100 Questions, with 25 Questions from each of the four sections given below. The four sections include General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English and General Awareness.

We will look at each section in detail and topics that need to be covered to ace the examination.

In all probability, in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1, there will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer. The duration of the exam in total is 60 minutes only.


CGL 2017 Tier-II is most likely going to be a computer based objective exam. Paper I (Quantitative Aptitude) and II (English) is compulsory for all the candidates.

Paper III (Statistics) is only for those applying for Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler posts while Paper IV is divided into parts and is to be attempted by those applying for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&A posts.

There will be negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer in paper II and negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer in paper I, III and IV.

We will look at each section in detail and topics that need to be covered to ace the examination. The total duration is two hours only. Paper I, III, IV comprises of 100 questions each and paper II (English) comprises of 200 questions


Modifications made in SSC CGL Tier-III exam pattern and Tier-IV exam are likely to remain the same in SSC CGL 2017 exam. The shortlisting criteria for CGL Tier-III which is a descriptive examination which takes into consideration marks scored in both Tier I and Tier II of SSC CGL examination. It is a written paper consisting
  • Essay Writing and Letter / Application writing
  • The one-hour paper which can be written in either English or Hindi.
  • The paper is our of 100 marks and total duration of 60 minutes.

There is no negative marking in this exam. Around 20-30% of tier-II candidates reach this stage.

TIER-IV (For some posts)

Candidates who score minimum qualifying marks, as decided by the commission in all the three tiers are called for Tier-IV exam. The examination consists of Data Entry Skill test and Computer Proficiency test for certain posts only.


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